December 2012

Kyle Mantyla, Friday 12/21/2012, 5:09pm
Michael B. Keegan @ Huffington Post: Imagining Supreme Court Justice Robert Bork. Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: NRA's LaPierre slips into performance art. Igor Volsky @ Think Progress: NRA Blames Everything Except Guns: Outdated Video Games, Hurricanes, And Corporate Media Led To Newtown. Adam Serwer @ Mother Jones: NRA Chief Calls for More Guns Everywhere. Andrew Sullivan: Enough! Towleroad: Chuck Hagel Apologizes for 'Insensitive' Anti-Gay Remarks , Says He is Committed to Open Service, LGBT Military Families. MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 12/21/2012, 5:04pm
Despite the fact that it is 2012, WND has named Ron Paul it's "Man of the Decade." What decade?  2002-2012? Who hands out awards like that? Sadly the Birther chairman of the Arizona Republican Party says he won’t seek reelection. Obviously, it was Satan who carried out the attack on Sandy Hook. The Christian Film & Television Commission is demanding that the MPAA change the rating of Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" from R to NC-17. Finally, judging by the emails we've been receiving from Religious Right groups lately,... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 12/21/2012, 3:50pm
As a general rule, we tend not to write about the things said by those who call into the right-wing programs we monitor, as many of them tend to be isolated crackpots and the hosts themselves cannot really be held responsible for the things that callers say.  But we occasionally make exceptions for cases like this, where a caller tells AFA's Buster Wilson that he owns an AR-15 assault rifle, loathes President Obama and is absolutely fed up, warning that the government is turning him into a vigilante and that "when the bullets start flying, well, I got plenty of bullets."... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 12/21/2012, 2:39pm
We have to admit that things are getting very confusing when right-wing gun advocates are now worrying that criticism of their agenda is putting them at risk of becoming victims of hate crimes: Statements made by broadcasters including CNN’s Piers Morgan and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, as well as comments on social media have contributed to an environment of hate directed against law-abiding Americans who are being demonized for a crime they did not commit, said Joseph P. Tartaro, the president of the Bellevue, Wash.-based Second Amendment Foundation. Morgan called one national gun... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 12/21/2012, 2:20pm
Not only were many conservative leaders confidently predicting a comfortable Romney victory in last month’s elections but so were many Religious Right activists who cloaked the imminent Romney win in spiritual terms. Even the “Bible Code” pointed to a Romney presidency! Of course, President Obama ended up winning re-election and these predictions were quickly forgotten by those who made them. But Rick Joyner is still perplexed that Romney lost given that all of his fellow “prophets” thought he’d win. In his “Word of the Week” bulletin,... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 12/21/2012, 1:30pm
The claim that progressives and radical Islamists are secretly working together would be considered laughable if it didn’t inspire violent terrorists like Norway’s Anders Breivik and emerge as a frequent talking point among right-wing activists. Christian Broadcasting Network’s sports reporter/terrorism “expert” Erick Stakelbeck hosted Jamie Glazov of the David Horowitz Freedom Center to explain the purported alliance. According to Glazov, both liberals and Islamic extremists “share the agenda to destroy freedom, capitalism, democracy, American and Israel... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 12/21/2012, 11:45am
American Family Association radio host Sandy Rios today “exposed” the left’s plan to set crucial legislative votes around the Christmas season in order to distract conservative activists who are too busy celebrating the holiday to wage political battle. Pointing to the 2009 Senate Christmas Eve vote to pass the health care reform law and the push by LGBT rights advocates in Illinois to legalize same-sex marriage in January as proof, Rios claimed that crafty liberals know that “Christian people who care about Christmas [are] the same ones who are concerned about... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 12/21/2012, 10:53am
Bradlee Dean, whose close ties to Rep. Michele Bachmann are well-known and well-established, published a column in WND (Rick Santorum's new home) suggesting that, just as the Nazis burned the Reichstag, the shootings at Sandy Hook and in Aurora, Colorado were orchestrated by the government: The Sandy Hook shooting occurred just days after Sen. Rand Paul sent out an alert that the U.N. was set to pass the final version of the Small Arms Treaty, supported by Obama the day after election. Part of the treaty bans the trade, sale and ownership of all semi-automatic weapons …... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 12/20/2012, 5:34pm
Tim Murphy @ Mother Jones: Preppers Are Getting Ready for the Barackalypse. Noah Rothman @ Mediaite: Fox & Friends Asks ‘Santa’ For His Thoughts On The ‘War On Christmas.’ David Weigel @ Slate: The Ghosts of Benghazi. Nicole Flatow @Think Progress: Iowa’s GOP Election Official Has Found Only 6 Examples Of Voter Fraud Out Of 1.6 Million Votes Cast. Joe.My.God: Maggie Gallagher To Defend Jewish "Ex-Gay" Group Against SPLC Lawsuit. David Edwards @ Raw Story: Mosque arsonist tells court: ‘I only know what I hear on Fox News... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 12/20/2012, 5:29pm
Ken Ham is not happy that even other conservative Christians don't seem to buy his "scientific" proof that the earth is only six thousand years old. WND names Pat Buchanan its Man of the Year. Meanwhile, Human Events names Gov. Scott Walker its Conservative of the Year. Peter LaBarbera says that for all of his organization's constant railing against homosexuality,  "we fail to convey how dysfunctional, superficial, and destructive it actually is." Finally, Religious Right political activist David Lane announces plans to launch an effort... MORE